It is estimated that about 20% of cats die from heart disease each year. Most cats never receive a full echocardiogram because of cost, lack of training by many veterinarians, and the fact that many cats never show any signs of heart disease. A recent study shows that a focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) may help identify heart issues and save some of these cats. Go to “New screening method may help detect heart disease in cats” to learn more.